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  • Accidental Aesop: Although the film seems like a no-nonsense parody at first, it teaches a valuable lesson in the end. Stan learns to become nicer and a better person by showing compassion towards others and confronting his problems. The movie indirectly informs the audience that you can become a greater person by treating others with respect and accepting when you need to deal with your troubles.
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: The Michael Jackson joke comes off in bad taste when you realize that this film came out after his death.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Stan and Nadine getting back together in the end of the film. They hated each other so much in the beginning and they received so much character development by the end. They both become kinder people and salvage a love they thought was dead. It's probably the only loving moment in the entire film.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Stan and Teddy cuddle together while sleeping.
    • Mia gropes Nadine while scared. Nadine is unamused.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Stan and Nadine. They're both good people deep down, but they don't want pity. They become better people in the end of the movie and hook up.
  • No Yay: Lampshaded by all the characters. Although the movie gives moments between them, they do not reciprocate.
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  • Poor Man's Substitute: Steve Howey (Stan) and Diora Baird (Nadine) are dead ringers for Ashton Kutcher and Rachel Bilson, respectively. Desi Lydic (Mia) looks less like Christina Applegate, but does an uncanny impression of her voice.
  • Tearj Jerker: Stan and Nadine's break up. Although it is Played for Laughs, the amount of realism it had could be hard on some who've had similar problems. Nadine broke up with Stan because she realized that he was really a selfish jerk who didn't care for others. He gets better by the end of the movie, but it's still a bit sad.
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